Monday, March 30, 2015

Wonders Of The Plant Kingdom

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Something else I found at the Climatron Saturday. I didn't check the name card but it looked like some kind of lily, maybe.  Mrs. C is the botanist around this house. I hardly know a lily from a liverwort.

My black and white flower photography is always inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe, one of my photography heroes. (Selection of his floral work here.) I could never dream of approaching that level unless I got a 4 X 5 view camera (mmm, one of those Mamiyas that cost as much as a small car, with some Zeiss lenses thrown in), an actual studio (no place to put one in my small house) and stuck my finger in an electric socket to re-arrange my neurons.

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7 comments:

Birdman said...

We call that camera-dreaming. Sweet thoughts.

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful shots Bob.

Sharon Anck said...

Two very nice shots! You have some big dreams in the camera department.

William Kendall said...

Great macro shots!

cieldequimper said...

Superb photography. Liverwort? I'll have to look that up.

Halcyon said...

You may not be a "professional" but this is certainly professional caliber work. I'm thoroughly impressed!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Don't stick your finger in any plug hole Bob, you work magic with the camera you have.. It's all about the vision not the equipment I say!